Trippier excited by Spurs challenge

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While Kieran Trippier leaves Burnley with a heavy heart after four years, he is excited at the opportunity he has been given at Spurs.

The 24-year-old signed a five-year deal at White Hart Lane on Friday as he completed a £3.5m move from Turf Moor, after Spurs triggered the release clause in his contract.

Burnley will take around £2.26m from the deal, with former club Manchester City entitled to £1.24m from a 40% sell-on clause of any profit.

Trippier said on Twitter: ‘I’d like to thank everyone involved at @BurnleyOfficial for 4 memorable years. A great club with great fans #UTC’.”

And, speaking to Spurs’ official website, he admitted: “It’s a great opportunity for me.

“When I first heard that the club was interested, I didn’t have to think twice because it’s such a big club.

I’d like to thank everyone at Burnley for four memorable years

Kieran Trippier

“Now I just can’t wait to get started and show everyone what I can do.

“I’m very keen to perform in training every single day, do the best I can and hopefully get the nod from the gaffer.

“Whenever I get a chance, I want to do well for the other players, the staff and, of course, the fans.

“The squad here is unbelievable, there’s so much quality in the team and I’m really looking forward to starting work in pre-season and being a part of that.”

Trippier joins not only a top-six Premier League side, after a season at the top level with Burnley, and he is looking forward to experiencing European football, with Spurs in the Europa League.

He added: “It’s an unbelievable feeling to be part of a club playing Premier League and Europa League football. It’s massive.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to play in the Premier League and now being with a club regularly playing in Europe as well, I can’t wait to get underway.

“I enjoyed my time in the Premier League last year with Burnley, and hopefully I can bring some of the lessons that I learned to Tottenham when I get a chance.

“At Burnley, we knew it was going to be difficult last year but now, coming to Spurs, I want to improve.

“I’m hungry to remain involved in the Premier League, it’s where I’ve always wanted to be since I was very young and I’ve got a great chance now with Tottenham.

“I’ll take every opportunity I get with both hands and hopefully play my part for everyone at the club.”